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The Ocean release new live video “Eocene”

by Metal Jacket

In early 2021 with no end of lockdowns in sight, THE OCEAN decided to thank their fans for the support with two streaming concerts, performing both Phanerozoic albums in their entirety: Phanerozoic I was streamed live from Pier 2, a big hall in the port of Bremen, Germany on March 25, 2021. With more than 1,500 tickets sold, it was the most successful show of the popular “Club 100” streaming events series thus far.

The day after this event, the band rehearsed and recorded Phanerozoic II in its entirety. This performance aired on April 16th as part of the digital edition of Roadburn Festival (this year aptly named Roadburn Redux). Both shows couldn’t have been more different: where the first part boasts with a pompous, mesmerizing lighting production on a big stage, the second part is quite the opposite: intimate, almost cozy, focused on musicianship rather than performance. “We wanted to give people two totally different experiences“, says band leader Robin Staps. “In Bremen, we had the chance to record a proper live show, the way people know us. We played facing towards the front of the stage, to an invisible crowd, essentially to a huge empty room… but we knew people were watching, even if we didn’t see them. There was the same rush of adrenaline right before going on stage as you get before going on any stage, maybe with a little extra anxiety added, because knowing that so many people are watching you without being able to see them yourself was super weird.

The fans response to these special events was another testimony to how much THE OCEAN connect with their crowd at home in this very intense way was an experience that was “oddly beautiful and frustrating in equal measure,” according to Staps. Now as restrictions begin to lift worldwide, THE OCEAN are more than ready to show fans in-person the power of Phanerozoic Live, with select shows starting this January.

THE OCEAN Tour Dates
January 2022 – Europe
with pg.lost, Hypno5e and Psychonaut:
07/01 – DE- Berlin, Hole44
08/01 – CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
09/01 – AT – Vienna, Szene
10/01 – DE- Munich, Backstage
11/01 – IT – Milan, Legend
12/01 – CH – Lucerne, Sedel
13/01 – FR – Lyon, CCO Villeurbanne
14/01 – ES – Barcelona, Boveda
15/01 – ES – Madrid, Caracol
16/01 – PT – Lisbon, LAV
17/01 – ES – Bilbao, Stage Live
18/01 – FR – Toulouse, Rex
19/01 – FR – Bordeaux, Krakatoa
20/01 – FR – Nantes, Ferrailleur
21/01 – FR – Lille, The Black Lab
22/01 – NL – Utrecht, De Helling
23/01 – BE – Brussels, Botanique
24/01 – FR – Paris, Machine
25/01 – FR – Colmar, Grillen
26/01 – DE – Cologne, Gebäude9
27/01 – DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
28/01 – DE – Hannover, Bei Chez Heinz
29/01 – DE – Osnabrück, Kleine Freiheit

March/April 2022 – U.S./Canada
with Leprous
3/1/2022 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
3/2/2022 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
3/3/2022 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
3/4/2022 Toronto, ON – The Opera House – Toronto
3/5/2022 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
3/6/2022 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
3/8/2022 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
3/9/2022 New York, NY – Sony Hall
3/10/2022 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live – Downstairs
3/11/2022 Washington, DC – Black Cat
3/12/2022 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/13/2022 Charlotte, NC – The Underground – Charlotte
3/15/2022 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
3/16/2022 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
3/17/2022 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
3/18/2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
3/19/2022 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
3/21/2022 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
3/22/2022 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
3/23/2022 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles
3/24/2022 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley
3/25/2022 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/26/2022 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
3/27/2022 Seattle, WA – Neumos
3/29/2022 South Salt Lake, UT – The Commonwealth Room
3/30/2022 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
3/31/2022 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
4/1/2022 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
4/2/2022 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

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